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Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Disorders

  • Mohamed Badawy Abdel-Naser
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Abstract

Lichen is a rather common chronic inflammatory, immune-mediated disease which affects the skin and the mucous membranes; it occurs in Caucasian and in pigmented skin populations without ethnic predilection. The clinical manifestations represent a non-specific mucocutaneous reactive pattern, precipitating after diverse irritating factors and environmental conditions. It seems that individuals with heavily pigmented or black skin are predisposed to develop a lichenoid response after chronic irritation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Badawy Abdel-Naser
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  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and VenereologyAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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